Tuesday November 5, 2013

If you read this blog regularly, you know I'm a sucker for a good cameo.  "Anna Gunn, the Emmy Award-winning star of Breaking Bad, is set to guest star on Mindy Kaling's Fox sitcom, E! News has exclusively learned. . . . 

"And it seems llke Kaling is pro-Skyler (How very contrary!) as Gunn will play Mindy Lahiri's idol Sheila Hamilton, whom she refers to as 'the Tory Burch of Manhattan OB/GYNs,' when she shows up on the rom-com-gone-wrong's 13th episode. But it looks like the girl crush will be a mutual one as Sheila will be wooing Mindy...professionally, that is!"

I couldn't agree less with Yahoo's take that The Mindy Project  needs to be fixed.

On the heels of Anna Gunn's cameo, Vince Gilligan will be appearing on an episode of Community .  Per EW , "Gilligan will make his acting debut by playing a smooth-talking gold digger who winds up exacerbating a fight between Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi). The episode, which is being filmed this week, will likely air in late winter or early spring."

It's very rare that a show overstays its welcome to the degree How I Met Your Mother  seems to be doing.  If this doesn't turn you off, I don't know what will: How I Met Your Mother is doing an entire episode told only with rhymes.

"We just shot an episode where the entire thing is in rhyme. And it was so much fun," Cobie Smulders told E! "It's like every second line is a rhyme. It varies; you gotta watch it!"  Pass.

From Deadline, "TNT has ordered six episodes of APB With Troy Dunn (working title), an unscripted investigations series aimed at locating and reuniting missing persons. In each hour-long episode, Dunn (The Locator) will use his expertise and experience to help those desperate to locate and reunite with long-lost loved ones. Viewers also will be able to help in the search via a new social media app powered by technology exclusive to the show."

I don't watch or write about The Real Housewives , but I couldn't let this pass.  The newest member of the Beverly Hills cast is a witch.  For reals.  "Carlton Gebbia, an interior architectural designer from London. But the most interesting about her is that she's a witch.  'It's my faith,' she told  Access Hollywood. 'My grandmother was a pagan, I was born into it. It's very personal and sacred to me.'"

Per Deadline , "FX has put in development  Texts From Bennett, a half-hour comedy from Wilfred director/executive producer Randall Einhorn. This marks Einhorn’s first project under his overall deal with FX Prods. The project is based on the book by Mac Lethal about the peculiar white ghetto sensibility of his cousin Bennett’s texts. It centers on rapper Mac Lethal, who has a problem: his cousin Bennett, a 17-year-old white kid who claims to be 13% black Crip, enjoys a more-than-recreational level of drug use and can’t keep a job. When Bennett and his pill-popping mom lose their house, Mac offers to let them stay with him and his WASPy girlfriend Harper at his lovely suburban Kansas City home."

"Megyn Price (Rules of Engagement), Bryan Batt (Mad Men), Nathalie Kelley (Body of Proof) and Johanna Braddy (Easy A) have boarded the drama pilot starring Shiri Appleby, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

"Unreal goes behind the scenes of a hit competition dating series to follow the experiences of a young staffer (Life Unexpected's Appleby) whose lone job is to manipulate the relationships with (and among) the contestants in order to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage producers demand.

"Price will play the series regular role of Julia, the executive producer of the reality show at the center of the pilot. Dispassionate while still being tightly wound, controlling and high-strung, Julia is all about making provocative TV.

"Kelley (Fast & Furious 7) is set as series regular Grace, a contestant on the series described as a hippie/surf goddess, an Eco-swimwear designer/model who went to boarding school. The perfect contestant, warmly appealing, sexy and accessible, with caramel colored skin, green eyes and freckles on her nose, she immediately wins the heart of the show's bachelor, Adam (Freddie Stroma)."

Adam Goldberg explains to Vulture  why The Goldbergs  isn't set in a particular year in the 80's.  I think it works quite well as is.

 Buzzfeed  offers 9 reasons why ABC's Trophy Wife is worth watching.  Again, I concur.